Heavy D to be laid to rest

Rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, at the primiere of the motion picture 'The Cider House Rules,' which he featured in, in 1999 in Los Angeles, CA.
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Heavy D
Rapper Heavy D, born Dwight Arrington Myers, at a premiere in 1999 in Los Angeles, CA.
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(CBS/AP) Rap artist Heavy D, who died last week at a Los Angeles hospital after collapsing outside of his home, will be laid to rest today in Mount Vernon, N.Y., just north of New York City.

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Services are set for 11:00 a.m. at the Grace Baptist Church. Among the guests expected to attend are Sean (Diddy) Combs, the Rev. Al Sharpton and singer Anthony Hamilton.

The 44-year-old rapper, who was known for hits like "The Overweight Lover's in the House" and "Now That We Found Love," died of complications from pneumonia, his family said.

Heavy D was born in Jamaica but was raised in Mount Vernon.

He often mentioned Mount Vernon in his rhymes, and had proudly referred to the city as "Money Earnin' Mount Vernon."